Singapore Polytechnic and e2i collaborate to train students and PMETs
27 Mar 2017
Lianhe Zaobao, 25 Mar 2017 - SP and e2i has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance and boost the competencies and employability of graduates and PMETs. The three-year partnership will allow union members to attain new industry-relevant skills under the Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP). SP’s Professional & Adult Continuing Education (PACE) Academy will offer an additional 102 skills-based modular courses for union members; making up a total of 230 courses offered by PACE Academy under UTAP. The skills-based modular courses are specially customised for PMETs to deep-skill or upskill, and are aligned to industry needs in areas such as Cybersecurity, Business Management and Biomedical Engineering. Credits earned in these modular courses can be accumulated to gain a full diploma qualification. Under the MoU, a new Career Excellence Immersion Programme by e2i will be rolled out in July 2017 to graduates embarking on the SkillsFuture Earn & Learn Programmes (ELP) managed by SP. This is a first of its kind industry-specific programme to drive job-ready capabilities at the tertiary level. The one-day job preparatory workshop aims to equip graduates with soft skills and instil the right mind-set and drive for professional development as they transit into the workforce.